Seven people have been indicted in Cherokee County on gang-related racketeering charges. The investigation stems in part from arrests made by Canton police in the summer of 2019 in a rash of thefts from vehicles in a Canton neighborhood.

According to the 81-page indictment filed Oct. 14:

The seven charged are reportedly members of two street gangs — Bloods and Goodfellas — who collaborated on crimes in Cherokee County to financially support the activities of their gangs. The crimes alleged in the indictment occurred between June 26 and Dec. 12, 2019.

Those named in the indictment include: Tyjuan Shecorn Burch, 19; Quinn Chajuan Dawson, 20; Jacquez Daquan Ivey; Quanjavis Juwayne Jones; Johnmarvalius Givens; Darell Marrion, 18; and Detravious Long.

More than 100 charges outlined in the indictment against the seven alleged gang members include multiple counts of:

♦ Racketeering

♦ Violating the street gang terrorism act

♦ Committing a crime to gain status in a gang

♦ Gang activity interest/control of property

♦ Entering an auto

♦ Theft by taking

♦ Financial transaction card theft

♦ Burglary, and

♦ Possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.

Dawson, Ivey, Marrion and Burch — none of whom live in Cherokee County — were among six people arrested by Canton police in late June 2019 when they were alerted by residents of the Great Sky subdivision of people illegally entering vehicles in the neighborhood. Two juveniles were among the six arrested by Canton police.

Witnesses who gave testimony to the grand jury included investigators from the Canton Police Department, the Ball Ground Police Department, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office.

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Managing Editor

Gary Tanner is managing editor of The Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Life magazine. He has been working as a journalist since 1985.

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Faces only a mother could love. If none of them are from Cherokee County, does that mean they were here performing 'mission' work? Like the list of works listed in the column?

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